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Awesome Moms of Color in Sci-Fi & Comics

Because let’s face it, your mom is a superhero. Here’s some of the company she keeps!

Rocket (Icon)

Rocket from Icon by Dwayne McDuffie

Raquel Ervin had only been a superhero for a short time when she found out that she was pregnant. Still a teenager, she stepped up and decide to have the child and be an awesome mother. She put her heroics on hold for a time in order to raise her son well, but soon returned and kept a beautiful superhero-mom balance. Hardcore. Besides, she named her son Amistad Augustus Ervin.  Awesome.

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Mother’s Day Ideas for the Geek Outsider Mom

For the Trekkie Mom: 

Let’s face it, your mom was the first geek you knew.  Before you were uncool, she was well beyond the frontier of geekery. “The Final Frontier”, if you will. And what better way to show you care than a little cross-generational geek appreciation? Not to mention, every geek outsider out there appreciates the social frontiers that Star Trek boldly broke through.  So, celebrate the bada** geeky lady in your life with the boundary-busting women of Star Trek: The Original Series. Throw a geeky slumber party, complete with comfy pj’s and the complete collection of The Original Series to choose from!

Then don your matching insignia pins and take her to see the new Star Trek: Into Darkness movie opening night!

Star Trek: Into Darkness May 17, 2013
Star Trek: Into Darkness May 17, 2013

For the Comics Fan Mom

With a little Mod Podge, some old comics, and a little craftiness, you can make some display-friendly comic book storage:

This Batwoman themed comics box was made out of a magazine holder
This Batwoman themed comics box was made out of a magazine holder

Or dig through the bins at your local comics shop or scour Ebay for older or rare comics featuring strong female characters, like …

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For the Gamer Mom

First things first, your mom is awesome.

For the multi-talented gamer mom, get her a multi-platform gaming headset, like the Astro A30 so she can game in peace on PC, console, or mobile.

ASTRO A30 headset (via Astrogaming.com)
ASTRO A30 headset (via Astrogaming.com)

For the gamer mom with a newborn, pick up a nifty nursing pillow, so baby can munch while mom keeps her hands free to showcase her hardcore Portal skills to her little future geek. Preferably an awesome one like these…gotta geek ’em young.

For the online gamer mom (and the last-minute kid), find out what she plays and buy her either virtual points for her platform or see about buying her in-game currency!

gift card for PlayStation Network
 

For the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Geek Mom

Sign her up for the Science Fiction Book Club or buy her a gift card to your local bookstore and make a day of it — Brunch, and then head to the bookstore to discover new sci-fi and fantasy books you can read together.

Here’s a few new books we’re a fan of here at Geek Outsider:

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For the Cosplay Mom

A cosplay mom does Merida (via. The Mary Sue)

Head to your local crafts store and stock up on sewing materials (needles, thread, fabric markers, fabric) and craft materials (dyes, zippers, wonderflex) and put together a cosplayer care package.

via CreatingKeepsakes.com

Or find out her cosplay plans for the upcoming con and hook her up with some essential costume elements s she’ll need to blow minds at con!

For the Not-So-Geeky Mom

So maybe your mom isn’t so geeky, maybe she never understood what you saw in all those weird fantasy lands, video games, and “cartoons”, but perhaps she supported your geeky ways anyway. Maybe this Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show her just how cool the stuff you’re into really is…

Create a couple new accounts on the MMO you play, or pick a 2-player console game and have a mother-son/daughter gaming session.

Rewatch your favorite sci-fi show with her.

Buy her a copy of your favorite fantasy novel or comic book series and reread it with her.

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